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10 Lessons from 10 days in a Buddhist Monastery.

<b>For 10 days each September</b>, Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal welcomes a stream of spiritual seekers from all over the planet to learn about the</i> …

The healthy sweet potato tots a famed chef’s family noshes on all winter

Noma may be Denmark’s most famous restaurant, but it turns out the locale’s legendary chef Rene Redzepi isn’t the only one in the family who’s a …

The Best Hacks For Finding A Cheap Flight

The airline industry desperately wants to squeeze as many Benjamins out of us flyers as they can, but you don’t have to fall prey to their price …

Hacking

30 Behaviors That Will Make You UNSTOPPABLE

This curated column is authored by leadership & startup consultant Benjamin Hardy AThe post 30 Behaviors That Will Make You UNSTOPPABLE appeared …

15 Powerful Lao Tzu Quotes That Will Shift Your Perspective on Life

Have you ever heard of Lao Tzu?<p>If not, then you’re in for some wisdom today.<p>Lao Tzu was the founder Taoism, the highly influential philosophy that …

35 Bean Recipes for All Your Plant-Protein (and High-Fiber) Needs

“Beans, beans, they’re good…” OK, we all know how that ends. But cheeky rhymes aside, it’s true that beans are some of the best foods you could be …

Healthy Eating

Dalai Lama: 5 things to keep in mind for the next four years

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Dalai Lama has some advice for anyone who is looking for happiness, no matter what their circumstances.<p>The Nobel Peace Prize-winning spiritual and political leader of the Tibetan people in exile, spoke about the incoming administration in an interview with CNN's chief medical …

Mindfulness

To Obama With Love, and Hate, and Desperation

On a recent October morning in the White House mailroom, on the ground floor of the Executive Office Building just beside a loading dock, 10 interns sat at two long tables, each trying to get through 300 letters. Grab a bundle, sit down and read. It was pretty straightforward: Read. A girl doesn’t …

The White House

Why do Buddhists Meditate?

When one hears the word "Buddhism", one of the first things that pop up into people's heads is the idea of meditation. While Buddhism is much more than meditation and meditation isn't unique to Buddhism, meditation is something that holds very deep importance in Buddhist teachings. The Buddha …

Meditation

Meet the Self-Taught Curator Selling Art Without a Gallery

ArtSFBlog founder Pablo de Pinho gave us the secret to finding your niche in a seemingly-impenetrable art market.<p>It’s been nearly three years since artist, musician, and curator Pablo de Pinho launched his online art gallery ArtSFBlog. Since then, the company has sold art to buyers from San …

Transforming Your Reality

In his Dharma speeches Son Master Songdam makes the extraordinary claim that the entire universe is actually a mirror.<p>He claims that everything we experience as external events and objects are actually the reflections of our own mental activity. Our states of mind are reflected back to us from this …

Spirituality

Growing up with The Family: inside Anne Hamilton-Byrne’s sinister cult

Cruel and charismatic, Anne Hamilton-Byrne was the Australian leader of a doomsday cult who thought she was the Messiah. Abigail Haworth on the woman behind The Family<p>Anne Hamilton-Byrne wore pearls and Chanel perfume. She played the harp and sang soprano. She had blonde hair, styled in waves that …

Charisma

Being Natural: Finding Buddhanature

Let it go and be spontaneous,<br>Experience no going or staying.<br>Accord with your nature, unite with the Way,<br>Wander at ease, without vexation.<p>The most …

Many women thought Clinton would shatter the glass ceiling, not run into a concrete wall

It turned out that the ceiling was made not of glass, but reinforced concrete.<p>At least that is what it felt like to many women who had been getting ready Tuesday to pour champagne in celebration of the first female president of the United States.<p>It soon became clear that the nation's 45th U.S. …

What Happens When We Die? An Interview with Celtic Medium Karen Frances

Karen Frances's mother looked around the empty living room. "Who are you talking to?"<p>The three-year-old spouted off the names of long-dead relatives she couldn't have known.<p>Her mom was rattled.<p>As Frances neared adulthood, the supernatural visits stopped. The Dublin native became a political …

Spirituality

17 Tips For Starting Your Own Herb Garden

Whether it's on your balcony or in your tiny concrete backyard, it's easier than you think to develop a green thumb in a big city.

Scientists have made the largest map of galaxies ever, and it will shine light on one of the darkest mysteries of the universe

It's called dark energy.<p>Now, an international team of scientists on the hunt for this dark energy have created the largest 3-D map of the universe, measuring the positions of more than 1 million galaxies over a volume of 650 cubic billion light-years.<p>"Using this map we were able to make some of the …

Dark Matter

Watch the Strokes' Julian Casablancas Perform His Daft Punk Collaboration "Instant Crush" at SXSW

The Science of Lucid Dreaming and How to Learn to Control Your Dreams, Animated

As if the science of sleep and the emotional function of dreaming weren’t fascinating enough in and of themselves, things get even more bewildering when it comes to lucid dreaming — a dream state in which you’re able to manipulate the plot of the dream and your experience in it. But how, exactly, …

Old Fashioned Lacto-Fermented Sauerkraut

<b>Old Fashioned Lacto-Fermented Sauerkraut</b><p>5 Pounds Cabbage (about two heads, organic preferable)<br>3 1/2 tablespoons coarse sea salt (unrefined)<p>First make …

10 lacto-fermented sauerkraut recipes

Not only is sauerkraut easy to make at home, there are many delicious variations. Here are ten to try out.<p>As I shared previously, sauerkraut has many …

How to Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal with a Range Extender

I love the Wi-Fi service available in my home. I have my PC, my smartphone and my tablet hooked up to it so I can check my email or surf the web from …

The Detox Menu Plan for People Who Love Food

Whether your mind is foggy, your body is dragging, or your sugar habit has gotten out of control, you could probably use a tune-up. The good news: …

Roasted Sweet Potato and Garlic Soup Recipe

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El cine según Slavoj Zizek

Quizá uno de los acercamientos recientes más provocativos en torno al cine sea el del a la vez filósofo y psicoanalista Slavoj Zizek. Influenciado …

Men Are Obsolete

How do I know men are finished? I’ll read you a quote that says it all: “Yes. There have been times when I’ve been in a drunken stupor.” Toronto’s …